Alleghany County, Virginia Genealogy
- This article is about a county on the mid Virginia-West Virginia border. For other uses, see Alleghany.
|Alleghany County, Virginia|
Location in the state of Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
|Founded||January 5, 1822|
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 4.1 Research Guides
- 4.2 African Americans
- 4.3 Cemeteries
- 4.4 Census
- 4.5 Church
- 4.6 Court
- 4.7 Genealogy
- 4.8 Land
- 4.9 Local Histories
- 4.10 Maps
- 4.11 Military
- 4.12 Naturalization
- 4.13 Newspapers
- 4.14 Occupations
- 4.15 Petitions
- 4.16 Private Papers
- 4.17 Probate
- 4.18 Taxation
- 4.19 Vital Records
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Websites
- 7 References
Allegheny County Courthouse
266 West Main Street
Covington, VA 24426-0670
- Clerk Circuit Court has marriage records from 1845, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1822
The county was named after the Alleghany Mountains.
- "A Guide to the Counties of Virginia: Alleghany County," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Jul-Sep. 1959):129-131. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 B2vg and American Ancestors ($).
- Freedmen's Bureau Letters or Correspondence, 1865-1871
For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see Alleghany County, Virginia Cemeteries.
The following is a list of cemeteries in Alleghany County:
- Tombstone Transcription Project Alleghany County - cemetery transcriptions - USGenWeb
|Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.|
- Burton, Charles T. Botetourt County, Va., 1785 Enumeration. Troutville, Va.: Burton?, 1972. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.583 X2b and FHL US/CAN Film 928249 Item 2; digital version at Ancestry ($). [All or part of present-day county of Alleghany is included.]
- Douthat, James L. 1840 Alleghany County, Virginia Census. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website.
- Perkins, Louise M. 1860 Alleghany County, Virginia Census. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press. Free online surname index and purchase details at Mountain Press website.
1890 Union Veterans
- Turner, Ronald Ray. Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890. Available online, courtesy: Prince William County Virginia website. [Includes residents of this county.]
Several genealogies have been published about Alleghany County families. To view a list, visit Alleghany County, Virginia Genealogy.
- Alleghany County, Virginia: Its Resources and Industries. 1907. Digital version at Google Books (full-view).
- McAllister, Hugh Maffitt. Historical Sketch of Alleghany County, Virginia. Richmond: n.p., 1910. Available at FHL US/CAN Fiche 6015385; digital version at Ancestry ($).
- McAllister, W.A. "Pioneer Days in Alleghany County," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Oct., 1902), pp. 183-187; Vol. 10, No. 3 (Jan. 1902):254-257. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
- Morton, Oren Frederic. A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia. Dayton, Va.: J.K. Ruebush Co., 1923. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.581 H2m and FHL US/CAN Film 599242 Item 1; digital version at Ancestry ($).
- A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Western District, Allegany County on page 133.]
War of 1812
- List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Governnment Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Alleghany County, p. 60.]
Civil War service men from Alleghany County served in various regiments. Within a regiment, companies were often comprised of men who lived in a smaller geographical area within the county parameters. Listed below are regiments with whom men from Alleghany County served. Because Confederate units often reorganized, this list might not be complete.
The following Regiments are mentioned in A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia, by Oren Frederic Morton FHL book 975.581 H2m
- - 2nd Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate), A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia, only lists the names of five men who were from Alleghany County.
- - 10th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
- - 11th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
- - 22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
- - 27th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
- - 59th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
- - 60th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
However, A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia, also lists additional names of Alleghany Companies such as the Alleghany Rough Artillery (Capt. John C. Carpenter's Co.) , Alleghany Light Infantry (Co. A, 27th Regiment) afterwards called Alleghany Artillery, Alleghany Reserves (Co. C, 10th Battalion, Virginia Reserves), Alleghany Rifles (Co. C, 27th Regiment)
Civil War Sources
Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865
Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers 1861-1865
- Morton, Oren F., A Centennial History of Alleghany County, Virginia, (J. K. Ruebush Company, 1923). (pp. 156-172), FHL book 975.581 H2m
- Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929
- Alleghany County, Virginia, Its Resources and Industries. 1907. Available at FHL US/CAN Fiche 6015384; digital version at Ancestry ($).
- Eckenrode, H.J. Virginia State Library: A Calendar of Legislative Petitions Arranged by Counties Accomac - Bedford. Richmond, Va.: Davis Bottom, Superintendent of Public Printing, 1908. Digital version at Google Books. [Alleghany County petitions (1820-1861) are described on pp. 87-95.]
- Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007
-  Tithables, 1774, Alleghany Highlands Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Apr. 1998).
- Fridley, Beth. Alleghany County, Virginia Births, 1853-96 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Available at Ancestry ($).
Societies and Libraries
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- Wikipedia Contributors, "Allegheny Mountains," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegheny_Mountains, accessed 13 January 2012.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002).
- USGS Map, www.trails.com